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Page 242 - Not having been able to die in the midst of my troops, it only remains for me to place my sword in the hands of your Majesty. — I am your Majesty's good brother, NAPOLEON.
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Page 245 - We were both much moved at seeing each other again under such circumstances. What my feelings were — I had seen Napoleon only three years before at the summit of his power — is more than I can describe.
Page 51 - Under these circumstances, France will know how to do her duty. The most ardent wishes will follow you to the army, the command of which you assume, accompanied by your son, who, anticipating the duties of maturer age, will learn, by your side, how to serve his country. Behind you, behind our army, accustomed to carry the noble flag of France, stands the whole nation ready to recruit it. Leave the regency without anxiety in the hands of our august sovereign the empress. To the authority commanded...
Page 462 - ... wanting. What has failed us has been a decisive resolution and the consecutive execution of our plans. That which failed us after the shameful capitulation at Sedan was arms. All supplies of this nature had been sent on to Sedan, Metz, and Strasburg, as if, one would think, the authors of our disaster, by a last criminal combination, had desired, at their fall, to deprive us of all means of repairing our ruin.
Page 67 - Europe, who, furnished with full powers which have been found in good and due form, have successively...
Page 253 - ... however, lack of provisions and ammunition, and the absolute impossibility of any further defence imposed upon him, as a general, the duty of suppressing his personal feelings, as further bloodshed could in no way alter the situation. The permission for the officers to be released on parole was received with great thankfulness, as an expression of your Majesty's intention not to hurt the feelings of an army, which had fought bravely, beyond the point demanded by the necessity of our political...
Page 308 - Such is, sir, what Europe must know. We have not accepted power with any other object ; we will not keep it a moment if we should not find the population of Paris and the whole of France decided to share our resolutions. I sum up these resolves briefly in presence of God who hears me, in the face of posterity, which shall judge us. We wish only for peace, but if this disastrous war, which we have condemned, is continued against us, we shall do our duty to the last, and I have the firm confidence...
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